Banking in the Amherst Area
Whether you’re a domestic or international student in need of a bank, shopping around before making your final choice helps ensure you’re getting the best services for your needs. By looking at the different banking options in the Amherst area before committing, you could get better interest rates for everything from credit cards to savings accounts. The following 5 questions can help guide you:
- Why do I want to open an account?
- What are the fees?
- Are there any account minimums?
- Is it accessible to me?
- Is the bank/credit union FDIC insured?
To help you decide which bank or credit union might be the best fit, we have created a map that has all of the different banking options in the Amherst area. Before you choose the first bank that you see, check out our map here. In addition to banks, there is also a local credit union that all UMass Amherst staff and students are eligible for called UMassFive, which you can learn more about here.
If you need help choosing between all of these different options, sign up for an appointment with a Peer Financial Coach on Navigate or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you find the right bank or credit union for you!